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special delivery

Syllabification: spe·cial de·liv·er·y

Definition of special delivery in English:

noun

1A former express mail service of the US Postal Service that involved expedited delivery of mail, often by special courier.
Example sentences
  • So Kaulkin came down to the parking lot carrying a mail basket containing 15 special delivery packages.
  • Additional charges may apply for bulk orders or special delivery.
1.1Any mail service that involves special handling or expedited delivery.
Example sentences
  • If you're really leaving it to the last moment, you'll need special delivery, which guarantees next day delivery.
1.2A letter or parcel sent by a special-delivery service.
Example sentences
  • Targets for parcels and special deliveries were missed after reaching new working practices agreements with the unions.
  • Some 4,000 managers were drafted in to get out special deliveries and to collect mail in the main commercial areas.
  • Many products - such as special deliveries - which were currently not regulated would be now price-controlled, he said.

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